Re: [mythsoc] LOTR films and D&D
>>I don't have the URL handy, but my favorite is the frame of Jackson (as an UmbarVery true. I didn't mind his leaving things out. I did object to his inserting things that were made up out of whole cloth that violated the original spirit.
>>Corsair) getting thwacked in the head with Legolas's arrow, and the caption is
>>"THAT'S for leaving out Bombadil!"
>That was funny, yes, but cited to back up a serious argument it would only reinforce the false impression that the objection to Jackson's films consists of not including every last jot and tittle of the plot. That's not it at all; he could have omitted a lot more of the plot, and I for one rather wish he had. It's the spirit of the book that he eviscerated, and treating Anduril as a plot token that can be dropped in casually at any point is a minor example of evisceration of spirit.
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- Alana, I expect you're entirely correct. And I also suspect that I'd get really into it, with the right combination of game/campaign and group. But that's also unlikely to happen, so I'm just glad to know there are folks out there enjoying that form of creativity.
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Alana Abbott <alanajoli@...> wrote:
> I think gaming itself has a wide variety of interests, from more tactical
> gamers to those who are primarily story driven. I write for D&D and various
> other RPGs professionally, but my home games are very different from the
> ones I write, because my audience is different. I'm currently running a
> Mythic Greece game and a Viking Saga game with my home gamers, and we're
> telling fun (and somewhat anachronistic) stories and turning the myths on
> their heads now and again. We have a good time. :)
> I hadn't read DM of the Rings in ages, and never all the way through, so I'm
> revisiting it now. Such fun!
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 11:42 PM, lynnmaudlin <lynnmaudlin@...> wrote:
> > My response to D&D and gaming in general is quite like yours, David - I
> > find them interesting in theory and boring in execution. And yet I have
> > friends who still game voraciously and have a great time. It's a good thing
> > we humans encompass so much variety, eh?!
> > Even so, I found the comic/blog/DM thing hysterical.
> > -- Lynn --
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